gopherfan99 (369) - CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a beige head, yeast aroma with fruit and alcohol, sweet taste of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee, has a bitter chocolate finish, very good Imperial
TheJvd (812) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small sample from bottle @ Zeebra II. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma has dark fruits, some tartness, berries, dark chocolate and roasted malts. Taste has roasted malts, coffee, some dark fruits and berries. Medium body and soft to medium carbo. Nice, but unfortunately infected.
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber shared by Marcus. Pours dark brn/blk with a transient, fizzy, tan head. Aroma is hugely dark treacle, dark fruit and suggesting cola. Med body. Flavor is aroma with coffee and an emphasis on the chocolate. Finish is dark malt with complex flavor accents. Delicious.
marcus (6349) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours near black with a transient tan head and a sweet vanilla and treacle aroma. There is a carbonated dark molasses flavor with a bitter anise finish. Lots of flavor.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark oily obsidian pour with a creamy latte pour. Dusty cocoa, vanilla, charcoal, toasted marshmallow, graham cracker, and a hint of alcohol. All of the parts are better than the sum...a really rock solid beer but not in the realm of world class.
JefVerstraete (1199) - BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from De Hopduvel. Beautiful black colour, dark brown foam. Medium carbonation. Full body. Complex aroma of roasted malts and coffee with remarkable fruitiness (berries, peach). Well balanced, sweet and heavy bitter aftertaste. Good!
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 75 cl at Fruits of the Foeder, 2014-05-17.
As "Struise Black Albert A2-SC2 Club".
Black color, big dark brown head. Sweet, grainy, alcohol scent. Fudge, ashes, alcohol, crackers taste. Ashes, fudge aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
budedou (361) - Saint Etienne, FRANCE - JUN 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Tom10101 during 1st FRBG.
Aroma is dry and vinous. Nice smooth texture.
Strong roasted, burnt malt
Taste with a vinous edge.
ClubGonzo (3936) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be. Pours an onyx black body with a large creamy light beige head. Nose is leather, licorice, dark berries, coffee, hints of dark chocolate, grains and mild ashes. Taste is dark sugars, deep malts, coffee, dark chocolate, grains, licorice, hints of dark berries and cocoa. Full, creamy body, medium carbonation. Another superbly balanced imperial stout from Struise.
Douberd (2078) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 750 ml at home, vintage 2012,poured into a snifter. ABV 13%
Black coloured, one finger of dark brown head, thick, with good retention, leaving minimal lacing on the glass.
Aroma has some sweet and vinous notes while underneath there are some dark roasted malts and light chocolate, faint alcohol.
Taste of roasted malts, liquorice, grapes, very light chocolate on the finish, wood, alcohol but not what we call boozy, sugar canes/rum.
Full body, carbonation on the high side but it works fine on this beer, sticky palate.
Overall an impressive beer, at first I wasn’t too excited about it but after some time and while it warmed up a bit, it made me change my mind, really great.